City suffers 1200 new Coronavirus cases
By JOSH RESNEK
Everett remains one of the top Massachusetts hot spots for the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Get-togethers continue throughout the city despite a strong effort by the city government to warn residents about the perils of private gatherings.
The mayor continues to place the blame on the spread of the virus on crowded homes and apartments with family members and visitors not wearing facemasks or exercising social distancing protocol and washing hands repeatedly with disinfectant jell.
The mayor’s recent vacations to Aruba and Arizona run against what he has been urging Everett residents to do – “To please stay at home.”
Everett health officials have reported approximately 1,200 new cases of the virus in the city since January 4.
The city remains in an emergency mode that began last March.
Statewide figures have soared and deaths as well.
Last week, the state reported 4,200 new cases and 67 new deaths attributed to COVID-19.
The state’s death toll stands at almost 14,000 COVID-19 dead since March.
Everett is believed to have suffered about 50 deaths from the virus.
National figures have exploded.
Deaths are averaging almost 4,000 a day with an additional 200,000 a day of new infections.
About 400,000 have died since March.
One out of three California residents is infected causing massive economic and social disruption.
Massachusetts has some of the most stringent COVID-19 restrictions on business and social gatherings.
Hundreds of small businesses have closed, and many more teeter on the brink of closure.
Shopping centers are operating at a fraction of capacity.
Many box stores have closed.
National health leaders have estimated that as many as another 150,000 Americans could die within the next six weeks.